A year in review
January 17, 2011 Leave a comment
Time lapses are some of the most beautiful photography/videography out there. As with my other things in life, there’s a distinct beauty that comes from seeing what time can do to help evolve and change the world around us. An annual project by Eirik Solheim brings that concept to centre stage.
This isn’t the first year time lapse project from Eirik but it is the first true time lapse. He set up a camera system that took a photo every half an hour for an entire year outside of one of window frames. Not counting some technical glitches, he was left with roughly 16 000 photos at the year end to combine together and transform into art.
His first project was stitching the photos together to create an image of a year. Information on that endeavour alone is found here: A year in one image. It is a beautiful shot of Norway scenery where Eirik lives. Creating this photo included some technical script in order to take one line from each image to combine altogether. The photo makes a clear distinction between the seasons. It depicts fairly short spring and fall seasons, a relatively decent summer and a not too surprising long winter.
His second task was to create a true time lapse video, combining all of the photos together. The specific on its creation can be found on his website.
I’m sure Eirik has moved on to his 2011 project and I’ll be more than interested to see how that one turns out.
For the full story on the process for this project please visit: eirikso.com